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    For immeadiate release: Following a vote within the caucus, Senator Samuel Crafts (D-CO) has been elected Senate Minority Leader and Senator Lewis Berryhill (D-NY) has been elected Senate Minority Whip. With this new leadership we all look forward to pushing policies intended to help all Americans regardless of income, race, gender, or sexual orientation.
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    Motion to table has passed 3-2
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    who decides on who a maverick? People vote differently on a lot of issues. Let's be honest half of this is because a lot people want everyone to vote lockstep with the party. Most voting doesn't happen that way in the US Congress. states and issues matter. Why should a person lose their ability to swing votes because the parties cant learn how to compromise. making a maverick vote seems more like making this a uk style sim where you cant break the whip or your kicked out of the party.
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    @Sovereign@LMR @RecksJust a reminder for your speeches
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    The RNC should be more concerned as to why the Republican President has been so disrespectfully silent during ongoing tragedy in Vermont.
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    Mr. Chair, I agree with the ranking member that both these pieces of legislation have benefits and are needed in light of the recent disaster. We should do our due diligence to ensure the legislation makes it to the Senate floor in an expedited fashion. I second the motion to suspend for both. I yield
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    Mr. Chairmen, We’re government oversight. This is the Rules lawyering nerdfest. Complying would’ve been taking care to add the summary before docketing. The rule doesn’t state comittee or floor it says docket. I firmly believe that assumptions on this comittee is a bad habit to start. We’re asking that this be added in decency and order. That’s all i yield
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    *To the Senator* it's your 2nd right Senator you just missed it
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    Carol Grant Armstrong (D-CT) Name: Carol Grant Armstrong Date of Birth: 14 September 1972 Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut Place of Residence: New Haven, Connecticut Political Affiliation: Democratic Party FAMILY HISTORY • George Emanuel Armstrong, husband (b. 1970, m. 2004) • Isabella Ann Armstrong, daughter (b. 2005) • Washington Moore Armstrong, son (b. 2008) • Dejda Carol Armstrong, daughter (b. 2010) EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND • B.A. in Political Science, Wesleyan University (1990-1994) • Juris Doctorate, Yale Law School (1994-1997) OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY • Public Defender, New Haven, Connecticut (1997-2002) • Attorney-at-law, Reese & Proctor (2002-2006) • Connecticut State Representative (2003-2007) • U.S. Senator from Connecticut (2007-present) Carol Grant Armstrong was born on September 14, 1972, at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Born the daughter of a union carpenter and a schoolteacher, Carol was a determined student. She received good grades and worked hard. Soon, she was off to Wesleyan University, where she got a degree in Political Science. Her family was only able to pay for tuition through the help of government loans. Carol worked two jobs to put herself through school. She then went on to Yale Law School, where she graduated from and went on to become a public defender in her home city of New Haven. In 2002, Carol decided she wanted to go into politics to work on the issues she had been exposed to as a college student and public defender. She became a corporate attorney so that she could have a more flexible schedule that enabled her to serve in the state legislature. In 2006, Carol decided to challenge Senator Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on an anti-war platform. She defeated Lieberman in the primary and then went on to narrowly defeat him in a three-way race to become the state's first female and first African-American senator. She has served in the Senate ever since.
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    Campaign Consultants You may acquire the services of various consultants at different tiers each election cycle. They last from when you acquire them to the end of the election cycle every 2 years. Below are the consultants currently in the game:
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    LOA til 12/14 to continue getting my ass kicked by finals
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    New York State - Vermont Republic Border Dispute! This paper has received reports that a diplomat from the Vermont Republic recently arrived in the New York state capitol to meet with their Governor and state representatives. The issue at hand is that Vermont desires to join these United States but the state of New York has a number of claims upon lands in the Vermont Republic. These claims have not been pressed in any significant way, but would need to be settled prior to Vermont's admission. In what must be a shock to the diplomat, various representatives of the state are reported to have suggested that they consider Vermont to still be a part of New York! Vermont has declared itself to be an independent nation since 1777. In 1781, the Confederation Congress passed an act stating Vermont would be admitted as a state provided it renounced claims east of the Connecticut River and west of Lake Champlain, which is claimed by New York. Vermont has not done this, hence there is this dispute. While this matter was not generally thought to be of great importance, it seems the diplomat's visit has prompted a great reaction, with representatives stating Vermont should join New York voluntarily and other representatives suggesting annexation. One representative of New York is reported to have said, "If force is necessary to retain our state integrity, then so be it." We remind the reader that the New York Governor is elected by those same representatives and not by the public, so it may be that he shares their aggressiveness or feels pressured to do so. New York's representatives seem to be a contentious, ambitious lot. If Vermont desires to join the US despite the surprising aggressiveness shown by the New York representatives, then it would be well that Vermont simply compensate the state of New York in order to prompt the state to renounce any claims. If New York seeks to desire the use of force to press their claim, we can not support this. We can not see the usefulness in the Carolinas or any other state of this new union to support such an annexation. The public will not stand for a war of annexation to press one sole state's claims on territory that stems from the old crown. Any Representative or Senator who would support such an annexation would surely be voted out of office at the next election and rightfully so.
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    Character Name: Richard "Dick" Crawford Home State: Colorado Previous Job: State Senator (Minority Leader), Founder of Crawford's Construction Co.Date of Birth: June 14th, 1982Race / Ethnicity: WhiteReligion: CatholicWealth: Upper Middle ClassGender: MaleSexuality: HeterosexualAre you married?: Yes (Wife: Claire Crawford (nee. Freeman)How many children do you have?: 2 (Son: Jack Daughter: Jessica) Dick was born in Denver, Colorado to a construction worker and a school teacher. He did well in school to get a scholarship to Colorado State University and graduated there with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Political Science. He started his construction company in Colorado Springs. After successfully starting up his construction company, he ran for State Senate in 2012. After winning in a crowded primary by less than one percentage point, he easily won against he democratic opponent, 55%-44%, with the other 1% going to a third party candidate. He ran for re-election in 2016 and won with 65% of the vote. After his big election win, he was named the Minority leader of the caucus. He helped them close the gap on the democrats in his off year, brining them within 3 three seats of the majority. After being term limited in 2020, he decided to run for the open class 3 senate seat, after Cory Gardener decided against re-election. He won another crowded field for the GOP nomination, this time with 40% of the vote, with the runner up only gaining 23% of the vote. He beat out the Democrat in the general election, 51%-48%, with the third parties splitting the last 1% of the vote. After that narrow victory, he stepped down as CEO of his construction company. Dick splits his time between Colorado Springs and Washington D.C.
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    Idle thoughts I want to share: In the early days of simming (like 2004-2005), there were no voting calculators. Each character counted as one Representative or one Senator for the final tally, the way they still mostly do in committees. One consequence of this is that it was easier to play a "maverick" character who often voted against the party line. If the one blue dog in the DNC or the one Ron Paul bot in the GOP voted the "wrong" way, odds are their one vote wasn't enough to tip the outcome. The party could tolerate them and let them live out their natural life. When voting calcs came in, they suddenly made mavericks into existential threats to their party. Now, typically they will swing enough votes to actually change the outcome. So they gotta be either kicked out of the party or driven out of the game. This sucks and leads to less interesting characters. It probably also drives people who are really committed to a non-mainstream ideology out of the game. I suggest something like a "maverick tag" that people can either apply to themselves, or the party leadership can apply to them. A person with the maverick tag only counts as one vote. In exchange they can get some benefit, the way that Ron Paul had hardcore supporters a lot of anonymous mainstream Republicans didn't.
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    As someone who has been targeted by members of my own party for non-conformity, I believe that this may be an attempt to silence my voting power. I am, as such, wholeheartedly opposed to efforts to reduce the influence individuals have (be it by time in game, or leadership selection). If we must enact some type of backbencher penalty (which, keep in mind, I believe we already have bonuses for leadership roles), my suggestion is to give all committee members a small voting calculator bonus, less than that attributed to Chairs, floor whips, floor leaders, or PPT. It would not stack with any other bonuses, and would apply regardless of how many committees you are assigned to. In this way, the SML/SmL who controls committee assignments may ensure that party loyalists are given "more equal" representation as compared to true backbenchers. In concluding, I offer this forward as a potential solution, but I want to reiterate: I do not support moving to such a system. I believe that this may be a vindictive attempt to silence newer players who don't buy into an established clique. Thank you.
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    My mistake. I will provide an update, but rest assured that I did not cheat the opposition. The result was a defeat, I merely forgot to write down the results. I will post an update here.
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    Fighting disease is a bi-partisan effort. The republicans should put politics aside and help our American people
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    Today I am calling on the United States Senate to bring the Nipah Response Act to the floor for a debate so we can pass the bill. I am proud to support and co-sponsor this bill because it will provide funding to the CDC to fight this dangerous disease. This is a bi-partisan issue. We must act now before we have a pandemic on our hands. We need to pass that bill.
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    Character Name: George P Smith Home State: Texas Previous Job: Politics (Congressman, Governor, Mayor, or lower rank)Date of Birth: 04/24/1976Race / Ethnicity: Other (please state in Bio section below)Religion: Protestant ChristianWealth: Upper ClassGender: MaleSexuality: HeterosexualAre you married?: YesHow many children do you have?: 0  George Prescott Smith was born on April 24, 1976 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended Rice University where he got a B.S. in Political Science in 1997. He earned his J.D. from Yale University in 2000. After leaving law school, he clerked for U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Sidney A. Fitzwater. He was elected to the 21st District in Texas in 2014.
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    I hope soon President Vang gets some economists to tell him his tax plan would balloon the debt destroy social security and basically every other government program people rely on. (1/2) And our tax plan cuts taxes for the working class too while raising taxes on the wealthiest thus creating income for the government to pay down the deficit, pay for infrastructure improvement and save social security. (2/2)
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    Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is to be the first foreign leader to visit the United States under the Presidency of Paul Vang. The Department of State, through the Secretary, announced the meeting in a press release stating "Israel is a longstanding ally in the Middle East and a key partner in the War on Terror" with recent news of the Iranian regime 'firing up' its people, foreign policy experts have noted that this could be part of a larger move to send a signal to Iran. Netanyahu has visited the United States a total of 9 times since he became Prime Minister. This being a mixture of visits to powerful lobbying organization AIPAC, addresses to Congress and generic state visits. It's worth noting that this invitation extends a long tradition of visits by Israeli leaders to the United States. The visits are largely part of a wider US-Israel relationship which ranges from weapons defense, monetary aid and status in other organizations such as NATO (non-member ally). Throughout the years the United States has engaged itself in the Israel-Palestine peace process, notably during the Carter Administration. Although, as we know the conflict in the region between Israel and Palestine still rages on and many analysts expect it to be part of discussions between Netanyahu and the President. As previously mentioned, the visit will reinforce to the Iranians that the United States is still keeping a close eye on the region. Their rhetoric over previous weeks has directed much of the Iranian populace's anger towards the United States. The US-Israel Relationship can simply be summed up using the phrase coined by Former US Senator Jesse Helms, "America's aircraft carrier in the Middle East".
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    Mr. President, I have observed this debate intently. I have also referred back to my pocket copy of the US Constitution, and believe that it is time for me to speak out against this piece of legislation. Yes, as a private citizen, I believe social media platforms are wrong to censor voices, especially when the censoring of those voices tend to be politically-driven and to advance a specific (in this case, left-wing) agenda. However, as a United States Senator, I believe it is entirely within the right of these social media firms to decide what content they want to publish. Our Constitution is clear in protecting private property. Our founding document, which I believe is divinely-inspired, is not a tool for government power, but rather a tool to enable institutions that foster innovation and economic growth. That is why I will be voting to table this piece of legislation. I yield.
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    Mr. President, The gentleman from Texas ought to be ashamed. Forcing private entities to comply with speech that they don’t want to associate with is absolute government overreach. He says they can’t build the platform to have a site for conservatives who need a space safe for all unfettered speech to be allowed. I’m not going to stand here and insult their intelligence, I think they can do it. But on this bill, he’ll get no cloture from me. I yield
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    Mr. President I ask for unanimous consent that the bill be read a 3rd time and passed and that motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. I yield
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    Mr. TALLEYRAND, for himself, submits A BILL To authorize a memorial for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. (a) This bill may be cited as the "Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial Act" SEC. 2. PROVISIONS. (a) The American Battle Monuments Commission is hereby authorized to construct a memorial to honor members of the Armed Forces who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; the memorial shall be established by the commission on Federal Land in the District of Columbia. (b) There is hereby established an Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Advisory Board, consisting of 12 members, who shall be appointed by the President of the United States from among veterans of the wars, their families, representatives of veterans organizations, and groups knowledgeable about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Members of the board shall be appointed not later than 3 months after the date of the enactment of this act and shall serve for the life of the board. Vacancies on the board shall be filled by the President of the United States as they occur. The board shall cease to exist once the memorial is fully constructed. (c) The board shall promote establishment of the memorial and encourage donation of private contributions for the memorial, advise the Commission on the site and design of the memorial. SEC. 3. FUNDING. (a) There is hereby created in the Treasury a fund which shall be available to the Commission for the expenses of establishing the memorial. (b) The Commission is hereby authorized and directed to solicit and accept private contributions for the memorial; such private contributions shall go to the fund. (c) The United States Mint is hereby authorized to issue commemorative coins honoring members of the Armed Forces who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; the profits from the sale of such coins shall go to the fund. (d) Congress hereby appropriates $3.2 million per year for each of the next five years for the fund. SEC. 4. ENACTMENT. (a) This bill shall go into effect immediately upon Constitutional passage. Plain English: Authorize a memorial for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, provides funding for it, allows it to also raise funds via commemorative coins or donations.
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    *lonely member of the press in an empty room* With due respect sir, why should the press care here today what you have to say? Let's be real your a backbench senator with no real accomplishments that's not even on a committee?
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    Objection noted. I for the one encourage the gentleman from New York to research the BDS movement. This is a movement that is constantly adopting unfair double standards for Israel, and whose leaders are constantly being caught making anti-semitic comments. This is not a movement that the United States government ought to have any dealing with. Thank you.
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    Major Grant thinks the government should know if you own a handgun. In the words of Pres. Reagan, "The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
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    Mr. Chairman, Thank you for extending an invitation to me to discuss my bill. I want to first say I appreciate the bipartisan support this bill has received so far. In response to the question raised by the Senator from Illinois, the bill directs NASA to create a plan, along with cost estimates, for the purposes contained therein. NASA has to come up with a funding projection, after which the Congress would need to approve the plan and funding request. This bill is merely the first step. Thank you.
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    Presidential appointments of President Vang were passed by the Senate in the last few days with varying levels of support from both parties. The nominees in contention were Jack Swanner at the Department of State, Jace Kadar at the Department of Justice, Johnathan Grant at the Department of the Treasury, Jim Webb at the Department of Defense and Dean Heller at the Department of the Interior. The four nominees mentioned above went through much more scrutiny than the rest of the Vang cabinet appointees. With hearings in full swing and topics which would ruffle the feathers of members of both parties, it was widely expected that some defections would take place. The most contentious nominee, based on the outcome of the final vote was Jace Kadar, the nominee for Attorney General. With the application of justice and the justice department being under intense scrutiny itself these past few years, it's not surprising that some Republicans crossed the aisle to vote no on the confirmation. Notably, Senator Graham Chambers (R-AR) voted against the nomination, along with a few other Senate Republicans. He based his opposition in the now Attorney General's answers to certain Department of Justice ran programs and areas of responsibility. In a wider view of "constitutional interpretation' which also was the basis of the Senator's opposition to the nomination. The willingness of Senator Chambers to cross to the nay column could represent an issue for Republican leadership in the future if they were to need his vote and influence to get initiatives through the Senate. The hearing surrounding Secretary of State Jack Swanner featured some back and forth between Democratic members of the chamber, as did the hearing for Secretary of the Interior Dean Heller. The latter hearing featured a contentious line of questioning about the Dakota Pipeline and other areas of policy which traditionally has drove a wedge between Democrats and Republicans. Ultimately, it was members of perhaps the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party to vote against both Heller and Swanner. Generally, the American people are happy to see the cabinet nominees confirmed so quickly. Many are saying this is due to the openness of the Democratic floor leader, Amanda Willenhouse (D-CA) to relax the whip on the votes for the picks. She was quoted in the press, justifying this decision by saying that it was the President and not her that should pick the nominees. The quick confirmation of the nominees and coalescing of the two parties shows a bit of bipartisanship, which hasn't been seen in a while - especially for something like cabinet nominees.
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    Character Name: Elizabeth Houston Home State: Maine Previous Job: State Senator - District 33Date of Birth: June 3, 1975Race / Ethnicity: WhiteReligion: CatholicWealth: Working ClassGender: FemaleSexuality: HeterosexualAre you married?: YesHow many children do you have?: 2
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    Incorrect. I think Morrow’s bill, which establishes a council and doesn’t immediately help, has no business being rushed. Learn what #nuance is.
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    Mr. Chair, I move to table this bill I yield
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    Vermont Cops Stumped by Spate of Violent Murders Vermont police have appealed once again for witnesses today after the third body was recovered tied in forest land with gunshot wounds to the head and suspected knife-carvings to the torso and abdomen. The police say they have a group of potential suspects [police drawing here], members of the public who see these individuals are to call this number [number] and under no circumstances are they to approach this armed and dangerous group.
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    Good to go. @Sheridan and @SWMissourian also have received their committee mods.
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    schedule (up to 2024 election) 2022 (Senate Class III) February 10: Mid-session (4 hours) (IG January-February 2021) February 16: Mid-session (4 hours) (IG March-April 2021) February 23: Mid-session (4 hours) (IG May-June 2021) March 2: Mid-session (4 hours) (IG July-August 2021) March 9: Mid-session (4 hours) (IG September-October 2021) March 16: Mid-session (4 hours) (IG November-December 2021) March 23: Mid-session; Regional Filing Deadline (4 hours) (IG January-February 2022) March 30: Mid-session (4 hours); Senate Primaries (12 hours) (IG March-June 2022) April 3: Turn 1 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG July 2022) April 6: Turn 2 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG August 2022) April 9: Turn 3 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG September 2022) April 12: Turn 4 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG October 2022) April 15: Turn 5 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG November 2022) April 18: Election Day Results 2024 (President) April 26: Mid-session (4 hours) (IG December 2022-January 2023) May 3: Mid-session (4 hours) (IG February-April 2023) May 10: Mid-session (4 hours) (IG May-July 2023) May 17: Mid-session; POTUS Filing Deadline (4 hours) (IG August-October 2023) May 20: Primary Turn 1; Ames Straw Poll (8 hours) (IG November 2023) May 23: Primary Turn 2 (8 hours) (IG January 2024) May 26: Primary Turn 3 (8 hours) (Iowa, New Hampshire primaries) (IG January 2024) May 28: Primary Turn 4 (8 hours) (Nevada, South Carolina primaries) (IG February 2024) May 31: Primary Turn 5 (12 hours) (Super Tuesday: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, DC, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia primaries) (IG March 2024) June 3: Primary Turn 6 (12 hours) (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming primaries) (IG April 2024) June 6: Primary Turn 7 (12 hours) (Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia primaries) (IG May 2024) June 8: Primary Turn 8 (12 hours) (California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota primaries) (IG June 2024) June 10: National Conventions Democrats (No campaigning) (IG July 2024) June 12: National Conventions Republicans (No campaigning) (IG July 2024) June 15: Turn 1 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG July-August 2024) June 17: Turn 2 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG August-September 2024) June 19: Turn 3 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG September-October 2024) June 21: Turn 4 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG October-November 2024) June 23: Turn 5 (12 hours for candidates) (6 hours for party leadership) (4 hours everyone else) (IG November 2024) June 26: Election Day Results
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    I'm proud to announce that I have introduced a bill in the Senate that will repeal right-to-work nationwide. Labor unions have fought for the 40 hour work week, higher wages, and workplace protections. I stand with our unions. #UnionStrong
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    Guys, please remember that legislation requires a Plain English Summary, if you haven't already please add one to bills that don't have them.
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    Chaplain: Almighty God, Lord of Creation, Ruler of the Nations, we thank Thee for Thy presence at this profoundly significant occasion. Help us to take seriously Thy Word, that all authority comes from Thee, and we are account- able to Thee in its exercise. Anoint Thy servants by Thy Holy Spirit with wisdom, strength, courage, and the power to do Thy will on Earth as It is in Heaven. As You have used civil servants for Your purposes throughout the centuries, whether a Pharaoh or a David, may these and all public servants understand that they are ministers of God for good. Help Thy servants to find the delicate balance be- tween representation and leadership. Help them use their power to serve, not to control. May Your blessing be upon them and their families and all who labor in the United States Senate, that this historic year fulfill Your purpose and bring glory unto Thee. We pray in His name in whom is all power. Amen. VP Sharp: Order in the Senate! The chair lays before me the certificate of election of new members of the Senate who were elected for six year terms beginning on the 3rd of January 2021. All certificates, the chair is advised, are in the form suggested by the Senate or contain all the especially requirements of the forms suggested by the Senate. If there be no objection, the reading of the certificates will be waved and they will be printed in full in the record. If the senators to be sworn in will now present themselves at the desk in groups of four as their names are called, in alphabetical order, the chair will administer the oaths of office. The clerk will read the names of the first group. *first group is called* VP Sharp: Please raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you God? Senators: I do. *all groups go through* VP Sharp: The majority leader is recognized. Senator Fitzgerald: Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of S. Res. 1, submitted earlier today. VP Sharp: The clerk will report the resolution by title. Legislative clerk: A resolution (S. Res. 1) informing the President of the United States that a quorum of each House is assembled. There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the resolution. Senator Fitzgerald: Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to and the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate. VP Sharp: Pursuant to S. RES. 1, the Chair appoints the Senator from Texas, Mr. Fitzgerald, and the Senator from California, Mrs. Willenhouse, as a committee to join the committee on the part of the House of Representatives to wait upon the President of the United States and inform him that a quorum is assembled and that the Congress is ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make. VP Sharp: The majority leader is recognized. Senator Fitzgerald: Mr. President, I have a resolution at the desk and I ask for its immediate consideration. VP Sharp: The clerk will report the resolution. Legislative clerk: S. RES. 2, Informing the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled. VP Sharp: Without objection, the resolution is considered and agreed to. VP Sharp: The majority leader is recognized. Senator Fitzgerald: Mr. President, I have a resolution at the desk and I ask for its immediate consideration. VP Sharp: The clerk will report the resolution. Legislative clerk: S. RES. 3, To elect Michael Madison, A Senator from the State of Indiana, to be President Pro Tempore of the Senate of the United States. VP Sharp: Without objection, the resolution is considered and agreed to. VP Sharp: Will Mr. Madison approach the chair? *Senator Madison approaches* VP Sharp: Please raise your right hand. Do solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter? Senator Madison: I do. VP Sharp: Congratulations. *The Vice President leaves the chamber and the Senate takes session.*
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    “I, James Tyson do solemnly swear or affirm (as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.” I vote for Johnstone for Speaker.
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    OOC: I'm hinting at it strongly but keeping plausible deniability. I'm also trying to use state pride but not make other states angry.
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    Democrats need to do better as recruiting new players. Every round so far has ended in either a landslide 2020 victory for the GOP or the DNC Chair getting arrested for donating to a terrorist organization
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